Michael Cook, RN, of Forward Township, a Behavioral Health Unit nurse, will represent Jefferson Regional Medical Center at the 13th Annual Cameos of Caring® Awards Gala on Nov. 5 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.
Cook was chosen by his peers from among a record field of 18 candidates from 15 different hospital departments. He started working at Jefferson Regional in 1989 as a patient care technician, a position he held for 20 years before enrolling at Community College of Allegheny County South Campus to become a Registered Nurse.
“Michael has demonstrated a remarkable and persistent dedication to improving the lives of those in need, and particularly to the treatment of our patients with mental health problems and concerns,” said Joseph Cvitkovic, PhD, director, Behavioral Health Services. “He worked full-time and attended nursing school in his efforts to develop his skills to have further positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients.”